Nike has continued to stay out of the discussion mostly, save a few feeble attempts at comparing Free 5.0/6.0/7.0 to "free movement" running shoes.
But, try as they might to ignore the Crossfit movement and the minimalist movements and write them off as fads (after Reebok had the Crossfit contract), both fitness revolutions are still alive and kicking.
As such, Nike finally decided to get in on the action! Earlier this year they released their first Crossfit shoe in the Metcon1.
Now... It's the minimalist's turn! Nike is Finally entering the field with the Free 1.0
It's a VERY early look... But first look looks pretty good!